2007 - The Year of Spending Dangerously! travel blog

Getting ready for the road

The gang

A long haul

On the road

Really on the road - note Kevin's stylish attire

Kevin, the before picture - flashback to Mar 2005

Nearly there

Ready to ski

The trek to Lake McArthur

Peanut gallery

Bruce pouring the bubbly

Happy Anniversary(s)!

Fine dining


The evil eye of Ann

Barb - listening intently (or sleeping??)

Enjoying the concert

Apres Ski

After a tough session at the piano, 2 drinks required!

Dale and Ellen - ready for another day

The girls from Toronto in action

Take that

Jeff and Jenny



Wipe Out

Where am I?

View towards Opabin Glacier

Happy skier, nice view

Skiing the gully

Ann and Jen on the road again

To warm for wax!

Flashback to Feb 1992 - it was too warm then too!

Made it!

Made it!

Made it?

Made it!

Next trip on the list was our annual ski trip to Lake O'Hara Lodge with a group of friends. Joining us this year were Kevin and Barb, Jeff and Ellen, Ann and Jennifer from Toronto, Jenny, Sharon and Tony. We have been doing this ski trip for the past 8 years and always enjoy it. This year was memorable because our friend Ann from Toronto joined us for the second year in a row. We met Ann on a small tour bus in Yogyakarta Indonesia in 1993 when we took our last year off. It seemed very appropriate that we would spend the first official weekend of our year off with someone we met on our last year off. It was also memorable because Kevin finally got some new ski pants (see photos).

Lake O'Hara was as magical as always. A great historical lodge, wonderful hosts Bruce and Alison, great friends, great scenery and skiing. Oh, and we celebrated our 14th Wedding Anniversary. Our friends Tony and Sharon also have an anniversary around the same time so we shared a bottle of bubbly to celebrate.

The weather and snow cooperated and we got in some good turns. Also ate some great food, drank some great wine, were entertained by maestro Jeff on the piano and laughed a lot. Bruce showed us some slides of his April 2006 ski trip on the "Haute Route" in Switzerland. He convinced some of us that we have to do this trip with him in April 2008. Guess that means Pam can't go back to work at the end of March as planned:-).

Next stop is Purcell Lodge for some more skiing.

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